My Mother-In-Law’s Townhouse Cheese Soup

My Mother-In-Law’s Townhouse Cheese Soup

My mother-in-law was a fabulous cook. She use to make Wedding Cakes that were amazing! Dish up a bowl of her Town House Cheese Soup for chilly winter nights.
This soup is great for this time of year. Warm, cheesy and very filling.
Serve it in a bread bowl and wait for the WOWS!!
Course Soup
Cuisine American


  • 4 small carrots, cut into 1 inch matchsticks
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 1 inch matchsticks
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 can whole tomatoes, undrained, chopped
  • 10 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • salt to tast, heated
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream


  • Melt butter in a 4 quart saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and saute until transparent but not brown.
  • Add flour, blend well and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring continuously; do not brown.
  • Slowly stir 3 cups hot chicken stock into flour mixture and cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens.
  • Blend in cheese and stir until until cheese melts.
  • Add tomatoes and undrained vegetables.
  • Season with pepper, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Just before serving, stir in hot cream. Dish up in a bread bowl and garnish with popcorn or chopped parsley.
Keyword cheddar soup recipe, townhouse cheese soup